LAURA THOMPSON'S PROFESSIONAL BOOKS
Hot off the press! Mindful Communications. Buy it on Amazon as a paperback or an e-book. Please share the news with your friends on social and give it a five star review! At year-end, I'll donate 10% to 90% of royalties to a charity of choice.
Build better relationships in both your personal and professional life through the art of mindful communications that combines effective listening with awareness of yourself and others. A Vietnamese Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, says that once you learn to commune with yourself, you’re better able to communicate with others with empathy and compassion. You can learn to develop all these skills at the same time through the examples and practice techniques given that shall assist you in becoming a mindful communicator.
Don’t all of us want a better world to live in, and the opportunity to have more meaningful, loving, and productive relationships, whether it’s with our family and friends or collaborating with our colleagues or being of service to our clients? Yes, and…
In 2018, I donated to an elementary school I visited in Maasai Mara, Kenya.
In 2017, I donated 90% of royalties to New York's Citymeals on Wheels, a 501(c)3 charity that provides a continuous lifeline of nutritious meals and human companionship for homebound elderly New Yorkers. This deed was done in honor of my late, paternal grandmother, Mary L. Thompson, known as Mrs. T, who volunteered her services for this organization in Washington D.C. for many years. (www.citymeals.org)
"THE CHANGE" book series, Book 12 is available on Amazon.com. It's about personal development and transformation. Laura Thompson co-authored a chapter entitled "The Art of Mindful Communications". All profits from Amazon's Kindle electronic books are being donated to Good Women International, whose focus is on the prevention of sexual exploitation of young women and children (http://GoodWomen.org).
INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION
The International Coach Federation (ICF) built a code of ethics and set the standard in the coaching field. Membership is worldwide and the organization provides a platform for fellow coaches to support each other and continually learn best practices in the profession.
LIBRARY OF COACHING
The Library of Professional Coaching is an excellent coaching industry resource. Their website contains a growing collection of articles, research briefs, and white papers which are carefully selected to provide valuable information and resources for the field and discipline of professional coaching.